Thursday, December 08, 2005

Is this evolution or intelligent design?

Interesting to consider that... In just a few years, we went from a "three-headed monster" of Duce, Westy and Buckhalter. who were led by an experienced pro-bowler QB ... to a "three back rotation" of Ryan Moats, Lamar Gordon and Reno Mahe, led by a green QB from Rutgers who has a 2-8 record as a starter.

Most of all, I'm still stupefied that Reno is part of this lineup. I can't imagine that he's better than Bruce Perry (or Bruce WIllis or even Bruce Babbit for that matter).

Well, at least the organization has recognized that fan interest may be negatively impacted by the team's speeding descent, and has taken a professional, focused approach to reinvigorate the fans' enthusiasm. They now have a Playboy Bunny who has a blog on the website.

(Um, not that I pay any attention to this, but her name is Kendra Wilkinson, and although she was born in San Diego, her mother was an Eagles cheerleader in the 70s. She is currently one of Hef's three live-in girlfriends, also apparently met T.O. and remarked that he's "kind of an asshole.")

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Humiliation in sport

Humiliation in sport can be regarded as defeat by a large margin or poor overall performance, causing complete loss of face or dignity by a person or team. For example, in English Association Football or Soccer, the phrase 'doing a Sunderland' was coined to describe relegation from a higher league to a lower league in spectacular and humiliating fashion.

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A few quick comments...

Last night's "performance" was beyond humiliation. We played with no heart whatsoever; we didn't just lack the will to win, but didn't even have the will to simply not embarass ourselves. We performed as if we all overdosed on lithium. It was disgraceful, especially given the fact that it was the night they retired Reggie White's jersey and we played in front of his teammates -- people who we idolized. People who did have a ton of heart, even though they always ultimately fell short.

On another note, it was also a joke that Lurie even took the field during that tribute. Is he really that out of touch with this city? We never really cheer owners who make billions of dollars, whether or not we're winning. I found it completely ironic that Lurie, the Eagles' owner who was too cheap to keep our best players, would take part in the tribute, since it was another owner, Norman Braman, who was too cheap to keep Reggie. Braman didn't even offer Reggie a new contract, how preposterous is that? And now to have Lurie be the grandmaster of a celebration for Reggie's career with the organization that turned its back on him? Ug.

And Mahe is still horrible, and would not even make an arena football team. Moats looked scared and completely out of his league. McMahon played like he skipped practice (for the last few years). I mean, throwing interceptions is one thing, but throwing two that are returned for touchdowns, man, that's not easy. It's like a statistic I heard about AJ Feely when he first started with Miami, how he had more interceptions returned for touchdowns than he had receptions for touchdowns. LJ was in a daze, and G Lew has effectively filled Pinkston's role as a complete sissy. And I didn't get to really focus on Shawn Andrews that much, but when I did, it looked like he was just lazy, not following through and completely missing his blocks without concern. Something fundamental is wrong with this team, and it's something that even Reid, Banner and Lurie can't simply ignore anymore.

So Joe -- is it too late to cash in your ticket to Detroit, or are you still hopeful?


Embarrassing. Pathetic. Think Banner and Reid will finally agree that they need to change things? Do you see a motivation problem with these guys now? What other franchise would let this happen? Would things be different if they tried to keep the 2004 team intact? Could I ask any more questions?